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Keto is a dieting trend that has grown in popularity, especially since Vinny Guadagnino from MTV’s Jersey Shore Family Vacation, aka the “keto guido” has been sharing his progress and low-carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet tips. Following a Keto Diet calls for reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat to keep your body in a constant metabolic state of ketosis. Luckily, if you use the right recipes, you can still enjoy some of your favorite meals and desserts while adhering to your strict keto diet guidelines to help you lose weight and stay healthy. Keto-Friendly Brownies Enjoy the warm, chocolatey goodness…

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The perfect time for pasta is National Spaghetti Day. Pasta is easy to cook and provides an endless source of recipes. Here are some sensational spaghetti recipes to enjoy on National Spaghetti Day. Spaghetti with Creamy Mushrooms and Prosciutto This filling pasta dish combines deliciously creamy mushrooms with the tang of prosciutto. It’s also a fast dish you can make all winter long. Ingredients: • 2 ounces of sliced prosciutto • 1 pound of your favorite mushrooms • 1finely chopped shallot • 1tablespoon of thyme • 1cup of chicken stock • 12 ounces of spaghetti • 1/3 cup of heavy…

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Fruitcake appears at every Christmas, unfortunately many people dislike it. Luckily fruitcake has the potential to be delicious if transformed. Here are some tasty recipes you can make using your leftover fruitcake. Fruitcake Bread Pudding Use your leftover fruitcake as the staple ingredient in a holiday bread pudding. This is a easy dessert or Sunday morning brunch that is sure to satisfy. You can even Spice up your fruitcake with a little eggnog and bourbon for a grown-up bread pudding. 1) Break up a fruitcake into small, bite-sized chunks. 2) Add in 3 eggs, 3 cups of whole milk, and…

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Champagne is the ultimate party drink for New Year’s. It’s crisp, sparkly, and bubbly. Not only does it taste amazing and look pretty, it’s a key part of any New Year’s Eve celebration! We’re ringing in 2019 with a few tips and tricks to pick the perfect New Year’s Eve champagne. Here are few tips on how to ring in 2019 by picking the perfect New Year’s Eve champagne. Champagne vs. Sparkling White Wine It’s important to differentiate between champagne and sparkling white wine. True champagne comes from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine is not champagne and neither…

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Serving bacon appetizers over the holidays is sure to be a hit. You may want to consider these recipes to offer to your guests when you throw your next party. Remember, bacon is always a crowd pleaser! Hot Loaded Potato Salad in Pastry Shells Ingredients Minced Baked Potato Without Skins Minced Celery Minced Sweet Onion Real Bacon Bits Minced Cooked Mushrooms Grated Cheddar Cheese Sour Cream Soft Butter Salt Pepper Paprika Prepared Fillo Pastry Shells Optional – Parsley for Garnish Directions 1) In a large bowl, combine the prepared potato, celery, onion, bacon, mushrooms, cheese, and sour cream 2) Blend…

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Looking for a unique way to incorporate the Christmas themed cocktails with your holiday menu? Candy canes are one Christmas themed food that can be incorporated into a variety of different cocktails. If you are on the lookout for ways to make a candy cane cocktail, try the options below. Peppermint White Christmas Ingredients: 2 Candy Canes White Creame de Cocoa Champagne Peppermint White Christmas is an iconic winter themed drink that has become popular owing to the rising prominence of this drink on social media pages that are dedicated to cocktails and Christmas themed food. To start off this drink,…

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The holidays are finally here, time to indulge in some of your favorite seasonal treats. Whether it be candy canes or gingerbread, there is a special holiday flavor that is perfect for everyone. One of the most treasured holiday treats is eggnog. There many amazing recipes that you can make with eggnog holiday ingredient. Here are some gourmet eggnog recipes around that you should try this holiday season. Old-Fashioned Eggnog Here is the recipe to make a traditional holiday eggnog. This is a great homemade eggnog you can use as a starting point for many of the other recipes found…

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Ingredients: 1 bottle of wine of your choice (white, rose or a low-tannin red wine) 1 apple chopped 1 pear chopped 1 orange sliced 1 cup of cranberries ½ cup of Spirit Bomb (a blend of Irish whiskey, vodka, anise, cinnamon and spices) or ½ cup of Fireball or cinnamon whiskey ¾ cup spiced simple syrup Directions: Pour a bottle of wine into a pitcher. Add all of your fruit (apple, pear, orange and cranberries.) Add ½ cup of hard liquor of your choice (Spirit Bomb or a Cinnamon Whiskey.) Add ¾ cup of your spiced simple syrup. Stir the…

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There is no denying that maple syrup is terrific on pancakes, but it can also add a unique flavoring and zest to a wide variety of dishes, by making boring foods exciting. Here are some mouthwatering ways to use maple syrup. Pies Maple syrup can enhanse the flavor of your pies, the way nutmeg and cinnamon can. You can add maple syrup directly into the pie as a replacement for molasses or you can drizzle it on top of the crust. If you are really feeling decadent, you can even make a maple syrup pie. Bacon Bacon candied with maple…

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A cup of hot cocoa is a seasonal delight we all look forward to. Nothing beats coming in from the cold and warming up to a cup of hot chocolate. During the holiday season, sample the cocoa recipes below. Traditional Hot Cocoa Use this basic recipe as a starter for adding many variations of flavorings. Ingredients: 4 ounces sugar 2 ounces baking cocoa A pinch of salt 3 ounces hot water 32 ounces milk 3 drops vanilla extract Directions: 1) Mix cocoa, salt, and sugar together and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water. 2) Bring to a boil,…

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